PRESTO Course Reserves will move to Canvas on August 12th for Fall 2013. After August 12th, courses in Blackboard will no longer connect to PRESTO Course Reserves.
If you are moving to Canvas for your Fall 2013 courses, you don’t need to do anything differently.
If you are moving to Canvas for Summer 2013 or Spring 2014 courses, contact the Reserves Team. We will make sure you and your students have access to your materials.
Go to the Course Reserves section of the USF Libraries Catalog. Search by instructor name, course number, author, or title. If the item has not already been checked out, it will be available to you at the Library Services Desk.
Most course reserves are available for 3 hour, in Library use only. There are a few exceptions that allow for 1 day, 3 day or 7 day loans. These will be listed in the course reserves catalog. Reserves have a $1 per hour late fee, $10 max.
Electronic Reserves (e-reserves)
E-reserves can be accessed through BlackBoard:
- Log-on to Blackboard via MyUSF and go to your course.
- Click on Tools in the left hand menu.
- Click on Course Reserves.
- Your e-reserves should be listed.
The Reserve Collections include:
- Course Reserves (Book and Media)
- Media Permanent Reserves (MR Lab)
- Textbook Affordability Reserves
Course Reserves are items placed on reserve by professors and instructions which may include their textbooks, additional research materials and media items such as movies and music CDs.
Media Permanent Reserves (MR Lab) are a collection of some courses that are offered online and via television which include copies of the lectures and programs.
Textbook Affordability Reserves is a cooperative program between the USF Bookstore and the USF Library with the participation of the textbook publishers. This collection includes textbooks for courses where there are more than 150 total enrolled students and the publisher has donated the applicable textbook.